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will failed. >> tea parties in republican congress, are those the ones that will be at fault here? i mean, but we're also reading they're taking a step back right now on the very issue of the debate of the fiscal cliff. is it really the tea party congress members or not? >> i think it's hard to predict exactly who might get blamed if something doesn't happen. that seems too far in the future for me but if you look at all of the piece that is are in play, the one thing we haven't talked about is the debt limit. it is going to be hit soon. and then the treasury can use extraordinary measures to extend it but caused the fight that made us sit here today to talk about the quote/unquote fiscal cliff and the republican haves the boehner rule to ask for a dollar in cut for every dollar the limit is extended. the debt limit being money that we have paid and obligation to pay. and so, if democrats and republicans aren't come together now, and a month and a half from now republicans come back to the table and say we need more cuts, i don't know what the president is going to look to to cut. seems l
think is the right debate that we have. they'll debate and my former institution of congress the issue of further restrictions. i want to focus on the safety side of the children and i think that's the right debate to have that will provide long term solutions. >> asa hutchinson, always good to see you. thanks for giving us a little bit of time in "the situation room." >>> is "meet the press's" david gregory in hot water with d.c. police over an interview he does with the nra? we're taking a look at the legal ramifications. as we go to break, a live picture of honolulu. president obama leaving this beautiful day behind as he heads back to washington in the next few hours. for all of you digging out right now in the snow, this picture is for you. [ female announcer ] almost nothing can dampen a baby's mood, when he wakes up dry in pampers. unlike other diapers, pampers has 3 absorbent layers, for up to 12 hours of protection overnight, and more beautiful mornings. ♪ pampers. peaceful nights. playful days. >>> just in to "the situation room," word that the u.s. will hit its debt limit
have more people there. office to the ratios the numbers we had in security. >> so, with a debate we have going on now in congress, we could have sequestration that takes place. and if sequestration takes place, there is across-the-board deductions. is there any thought to what that means for security and in our embassies and for our ambassador's? >> i am counting all of the new to fix that so we don't have sequestration but if we do we will have to make some really substantial cuts and it will hurt. it will hurt not only diplomatic security but make no mistake, to your point it's not just benghazi. we have over 275 embassies and consulates around the world, dedicated diplomatic security protecting everyday and 99% of the time we get it right. we want to be a 100% but you're absolutely right, we hope that we won't be facing massive cuts in sequestration which i know i speak for most of you on the committee that hope that won't occur as well. >> in your report, i think benghazi, as you said had a non-status. do we deal in any comprehensive manner with any other missions that we have t
community should have about the ability of congress and washington to actually get stuff done will, again, be shaken. it was mentioned, jonathan mentioned earlier, you mentioned earlier summer of 2011, a useless debate about whether or not we should raise the debt ceiling, had been done 36 times, but we had to have an inane debate about that. now it's the fiscal cliff. and whether or not across the board cuts should be made to all kinds of services and programs because the super committee couldn't do what it was supposed to do. this doesn't help trying to put the country forward, put americans back to work, reestablish our prominence around the country and the world as the great nation we are. we need to see much more business and action out of washington. the cities require it, mayors need it, more importantly, americans are demanding it. >> something you'd like to see action on, mayors against illegal guns, there seems to be this push towards that. mr. biden has his own commission regarding it, but there is a worry amongst some folks once time passes, once we get past the state of the u
a problem with the american people, and it's why congress has an 11% job approval rating. gadhafi had an 17% approval rating, and that's from the people he was killing. >>> how are republicans doing right now on the gun control debate? >> well the public doesn't look at it as a republican or democratic issue. in the last three or four days, more people, more families based on what i heard, spent time talking about their fear of gun violence than the fiscal cliff. it's completely different situation when you have little children killed and the public is asking if not insisting, that something be done so it doesn't happen again. >> does something get done? >> i know these people in washington, some of them may be watching now. they don't talk to each other, they don't have dialogue or conversations. this system in dc and the american people voted for it they voted for the president, they voted to reelect republicans in the house, there is no compromise and i think that will grow as a concern among the public. >> frank, what do you make of the nra strategy here that th
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